According to verified information received from Sasscer in our blog, Prince George’s County Board of Education member Edward Burroughs was assaulted by the Board chair Mr. Segun Eubanks as part of retaliatory activity at Sasscer. The retaliatory measures occurred after Mr. Burroughs requested Mr. Eubanks to step down as Board chair during last night’s board hearing due to conflicts of interest.
According to Mr. Burroughs, Dr. Eubanks stated to Mr. Burroughs, “you do not know who you are messing up with” as the Board chair Dr. Eubanks pushed Mr. Burroughs against the wall and told him, he was going to fuck him up. Due to this misconduct, Prince George’s county citizenry are demanding Dr. Eubanks who is related to County Executive Rushern Baker III to step down as he has been closely linked to the outgoing CEO as partners in cover ups and in major violations currently in progress in the county. Other county citizens are asking Mr. Burroughs to file charges in court. (See various responses below).
Retaliation occurs when an employer punishes an employee for engaging in legally protected activity. Retaliation is an act of revenge. The noun retaliation stems from the Latin retaliare, meaning “pay back in kind.” According to EEOC, Revenge isn’t so sweet when it takes the form of unlawful retaliation such as what Dr. Eubanks did to Mr. Burroughs. Retaliation can stifle employees from coming forward and disclosing what they know during internal investigation which is one reason why it is discouraged.
It’s therefore OUR DUTY as responsible, politically conscious and progressive citizens not just to OPPOSE the tyrannical regime that’s looting our resources, abusing Prince George’s county citizenry, violating our human rights and subverting the constitution and the rule of law but to REMOVE it from power all together.
Below is the statement from Board of Education member Edward Burroughs as posted on Facebook.
“My board chair pushed me against the wall and threatened to “fuck me up” after the meeting tonight…. because he was mad about my comments on giving Kevin Maxwell 800k.-In front of a full room of people…
Look at the video – my board chair is being escorted off school system grounds by school police after my assault.”
Reaction on Facebook has been swift. Here are a sample of the comments from the public:
Daniel J. Whalen “Please file charges on that pitiable excuse of a man.”
Aaron Cardwell “Wait what. Smh.”
Philip Wilson “At least he wasn’t a punk, and did it publicly so folks could see the kind of person they’re dealing with.
That being said, I’ll lift you up in prayer.. because somebody grab me and threaten my life…. #IssaFight”
Francine Francell “He did what?! You should’ve slapped the taste outta him! That would’ve been SELF DEFENSE. Stay sucka free!”
Tonya Wingfield “You need to file an assault charge against him. Go to the commissioner office at the jail house off Brown Station Road and file for assault. Do not let him get away with this.”
Marcus Afzali “Wait….the chair of the PG County School Board physically assaulted you tonight?”
Thea Scarato ”What? I hope it was on camera. I am so so sorry to hear this. —saddest for our children.”
Nickie Paige “Go File a Police Report!!!!”
Augustus Henderson “hope someone recorded.”
Michelle Jones Griffin “Press charges son….I am glad you are such a calm young man, cuz I would have kicked that ass.”
Vikki Gaston “You know the Christian in me is like oh pray for them, but the before Christ flesh part of me. Smh Eubanks gotta go.”
Loretta Lancaster “definitely file a police report. thats a threat.”
Zena Whitworth “Someone has to be place on leave for this.”
Fred Crouch “I agree. File charges!”
Zena Whitworth “This is what educators deal with everyday.”